ALS | Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS and commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease or Motor Neurone Disease (MND), is a serious neuromuscular illness affecting approximately 30,000 people in the United States.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a significant loss of brain function, or what used to be called “senility”. Alzheimer’s targets a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which is the seat of memory and intellect.
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy (CIDP)
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy (CIPD) is an autoimmune disorder involving the peripheral nervous system.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
Guillain-Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system that causes muscular problems. It is similiar to Multiple Sclerosis in that the body’s immune system attacks the myelin sheath around the nerves, or even the actual nerves.
Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that affects the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve.
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that is sometimes classified as an autoimmune disorder, as it is theorized that an immune reaction may cause the loss of nerve cells in the brain.
Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disease of the nervous system which is caused by free radical damage to the basal brain ganglia that control muscle movement.
A stroke is a blocked artery leading to the brain, similar to that of a heart attack, except the organ under attack is the brain.